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When do I need to change my oil?

Edmonton drivers know how important it is to get an oil change regularly as recommended by your car, SUV or truck manufacturer. Depending on the model and make of your new vehicle or used vehicle and whether you use conventional oil or synthetic oil, oil changes usually occur every six months or every 5,000 to 12,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.

It's all part of the great service offered here at Capital Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat's Service Centre. Book your next oil change today. Or if you prefer, just pull up to our Mopar Express Lube entrance and we'll handle the rest.

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How does the Oil Change Indicator Work?

Depending how your vehicle is equipped, the oil change indicator system can display various messages (change oil soon / change oil now) and will indicate the percentage of oil life remaining.

A fixed oil change indicator system was first introduced in the 2008 model year and is similar to the new variable oil change indicator system introduced for the 2013 model year. Advancements in engine design, engine oil formulation, and vehicle electronics allow for the extension of engine oil change intervals. These advancements reduce the environmental impact of oil changes and helps reduce ownership and maintenance costs.

The new system utilizes a fully variable metrage algorithm and monitors driving habits, hardware differences and environmental conditions continuously compared to the previous system that did not adjust the oil drain interval beyond 5,600 kilometres. Also, the new system supports, “Percent Oil Life Remaining” dash display along with the “Change Oil Soon” and “Change Oil Now” dash display features.

When it’s time for an oil change, our Mopar® Express Lane can do it in 30 minutes or less and we do a whole list of courtesy checkups with every oil change.

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What Kind of Oil Should I Use?

There are three kinds of engine oil; regular, blended and synthetic, and there are many viscosities like 10w40 or 20w50 for example. My best advice is to refer to your owner’s manual for the proper viscosity and type. By the way, no matter what make or model your vehicle is, we can take care of changing the oil right here in our Mopar® Service Lane and we do it in 30 minutes or less! Plus, we do a whole list of courtesy checkups with every oil change. Bring your vehicle into any Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Jeep® or Ram dealer, and we’ll take care of it for you.

Can Regular oil Changes Improve Fuel Economy?

Absolutely. Engine oil filters suspend dirt, metal particles and sludge, allowing only clean oil to circulate through the engine. Clean oil also contributes to better fuel economy. Mopar® filters are designed using FCA US LLC engineering specifications, which mean they help maintain peak engine efficiency and performance. Also, no matter what make or model your vehicle is, we can change the oil right here in our Mopar® Service Lane. Your Mopar® dealer has the right Magneti Marelli - Offered by Mopar® oil filter and we do an extensive courtesy checkup with every oil change.

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